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Old 07-17-2018, 04:10 PM
Mike Rouse Mike Rouse is offline
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Default Hand held belt sander

I have a Harbor Freight electric powered belt sander the one with the 1/2 wide belt. It is just too light to do some serious grinding. While working on the 33 Chevy project I needed to grind down some welds on the firewall. The 1/2 wide belt was too short to reach the area needing grinding. So I modified the 1/2 belt sander to do the job.
I selected the 30 by 1 belt because they are available and reasonably priced. They also are available in a variety of grits. All parts with the exception of the drive drum were removed from the side grinder base. I fabricated the necessary parts from 1/2 by 1/8 flatbar,1/2 x1/2 square tube and 3/8 key stock for the main parts.
Here are a couple of pictures. If there is any interest, I will be happy to provide more details.
Right now the pictures are in my album.

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